No evacuations necessary following EDC explosion

Word is still out on the cause of the explosion that rocked El Dorado Chemical and much of the town early Tuesday morning, however, emergency response officials say no evacuations are necessary at this time.

Union County Sheriff Mike McGough told the Magnolia Banner-News this morning that no injuries are associated with the explosion and evacuation orders have not been issued.

The El Dorado Fire Department, Norphlet Fire Department, El Dorado Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s Office all responded around 4 a.m. to the approximately 3:30 a.m. explosion, El Dorado Fire Chief Chad Mosby said.

Fire fighters from the two agencies spent several hours locating and extinguishing the flames, Mosby said, adding that to his knowledge no hazardous materials were released during the explosion.

Officials from El Dorado Chemical have yet to return calls seeking comment.

Stay tuned to Between Editions, Twitter and Facebook for more.

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2 Responses to No evacuations necessary following EDC explosion

  1. The Lone Reader says:

    And how exactly did the Banner News beat the News-Times to this story?

  2. Admin says:

    Like you, we were asleep at 3:30 a.m. Further, since we are a morning paper the best we can do until tomorrow morning is put information on the blog, Facebook and Twitter. The Banner-News is an afternoon paper and will likely have a story in this afternoon’s edition.

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